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Keepers

(The Mentalist Series #3)

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4.03  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  21 reviews
The dust appears to have settled after the brief descent of the Progressive Empaths on Sandes. But, if there is any truth to Anthony’s story, Gemma and her friends know they might soon have to face the mysterious Keepers. Myth or real threat, one thing is certain; running is no longer an option, for any of them. Can Gemma protect the ones she loves without forming an unlik ...more
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published December 19th 2016
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Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat)
Keepers, the last book in the Mentalist trilogy, started out much stronger than the first two books and stayed that way. While the first two books were told solely from Gemma’s perspective, this one opens up to Russ’s point of view as well, making for a more well rounded story. My one gripe with that was that I found their voices to be incredibly similar, sometimes making it difficult to remember which point of view I was reading. There was also a lot more action in this plot and most of the cha ...more
Claire Davis
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received Keepers by Kenechi Udogu in exchange for an honest review. I have given this book four out of five stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐The last book in The Mentalist Series had me hooked from the very first chapter! I normally love the third book in a trilogy as it's when all of the action comes together and that's exactly what this book had to offer!Throughout Keepers, the book is written from both perspectives of Gemma and Russ, which I thought worked really well. In Sentient, the second book of The Mentalis ...more
She Always Reads
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
she loves without forming an unlikely alliance?

Review:
I have reached the end of The Mentalist Series and book three did not disappoint. However, it leaves me questions a longing for a continuation.

What I enjoyed in keeper versus the other books was this one offered us a dual perspective. The story was told from Gemma and Russ' point of view. Which I found to be well written and intriguing to have the story played out from alternating persons.  Now if you read the series you'll become very famili
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Shirley Cuypers
Original review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Kenechi Udogu!

Keepers is the third and final book about Gemma and Russ. In Sentient, Gemma and Russ came across Anthony, a hybrid who wanted to recruit Gemma to fight the Keepers. Now in Keepers, they come across Anthony’s father, Eamon, who’s a Keeper and wants to find Anthony. Everything is so weird for Gemma, she doesn’t know who she should trust – Anthony or Eamon. Who should she trust in order to
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Leila Tualla
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third act of a play is where it all usually comes together. The waiting, the mystery of two forces, and the inevitable meeting and fighting back ends here. Right here in this third and final book of the Mentalist Series. The gang is officially tired of running away. I don't like giving away spoilers, so I won't say a whole lot about this book. I will say that this was written in both Russ and Gemma's point of view. We can hear Russ' running internal dialogue of being galant trying to find a ...more
Helen
A fun story with likeable characters and lots of action but I ended up getting lost with the plot and that made me lose interest towards the end.

Gemma and Russ just think about things too much. The different groups and their different powers are complicated, and remembering what's happened, who's who, and what everyone is doing is hard enough on its own. Add in Gemma and Russ speculating and thinking about everything everyone says and it's very hard to keep track of what's happened and what the
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Kristin
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s done. I have officially finished reading the Mentalist series by Kenechi Udogu.

In case you haven’t heard about it already, the Mentalist series is a trilogy plus one short novella. Each book is on the short side and even with four books in the series, they are rather easy to finish. But even with the allure of being a short series, was it worth the read?

Gemma Green is an averter. No, scratch that. She is a Progressive Empath. An averter is capable of altering people’s minds to prevent them
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Jana
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Keepers is the 3rd part of her saga revolving around 16-year-old Gemma and the Mentalists. I've been following the series from the beginning, and I must say that I like Keepers the best. This is, of course, due to the much more dense, complex storyline, but also because the author's writing style has improved steadily over the years.

The story is exciting, plausible, fast-paced and begins wihtout preamble, dropping the reader right into the action.
The author assumes that you have read the previ
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Ruth B
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third book in The Mentalist series is the most mature in the series and the one that has more action in it. It jumps right into the action and if you haven't read the other books you will get lost. I think the author did a great job writing this book and if you liked the series you will find the end to be everything you expected.

Gemma has grown since the first book, she is not the scary shy girl anymore. She now has more knowledge about her powers and has faced so many enemies that she is no
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Sarah-Jayne Briggs
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

Having read the previous books in this series, I was happy when the author approached me to read the final one. It didn't take me long to be drawn into the world of the Mentalists and Gemma and Russ' lives.

I liked being able to see something of the wider world of the mentalists and it was also good to see the Keepers. I liked seeing some of the characters from the previous books, though I didn't hav
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Cherese A. Vines
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, paranormal
In the final chapter of the Mentalists series, Gemma faces her worst fear in the form of a group of Keepers who seem to know everything about her. As other foes from her past surface, Gemma struggles to stay one step ahead of them all. But when help comes from unexpected sources, can she trust any of them?

Keepers by Kenechi Udogu, the last book in the Mentalists series, throws readers into action in the first scenes. Gemma is fighting to not only save herself from becoming a weapon in a brewing
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Alina
Personally, for me, I felt this was the best book in the series. I felt Kenechi improved on the story and characters within the Mentalist universe. Although, I felt Gemma was still stubborn as ever in a lot of ways, I still have to put into context how old she is and what she has gone through in her life to make her that way. Not to mention not much time passing from one book the next, doesn't leave room for a lot of growth. The story was evenly paced and the introduction of new characters from ...more
Melleny
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you would like to see my full review for this book, then you can find it one my blog:

www.abooktropolis01.blogspot.co.za

But here is a snippet of my review:

This book was so much better than the others. The others were like good and sorta my thing but this one, it was amazing. Kenny has definitely work hard to get to this point and I am super happy that she has found this point. I really hope that somewhere in the future we see more of the Mentalist world, through someone else’s eyes. This serie
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Andrea
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The third time was the charm with this one! Perhaps it is because it was longer than the other books? I don’t know, but this was the best book of the three. As the title suggests, Keepers (who had been depicted as the big bad guys hiding in the shadows) feature a lot in this book.

The book begins with Gemma being kidnapped by some unknown people after she and other students are involved in an accident. These guys bei
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Savannah (The Book Prophet)
I’m happy to say that this was my favorite book of the series! It’s hard to describe but I think that Udogu was able to perfectly balance all of the good qualities of the first two books and incorporate them into this book seamlessly.

Whereas there were obvious things that I didn’t like about the first two, the only thing that had me wary was the ending. I was filled with questions and I felt like it was a bit open-ended which can be good if the author decides to write more books but I prefer som
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Sarah Greenwood
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Our band of misfits are preparing for the final showdown. Russ, Gemma, her dad Paul, Laura and Peter. It seems Anthony and his Empath army isn’t the only thing they need to worry about now though as the Keepers are coming to play their part. Are they friend or foe? Only time will tell.

Eamon is the head of a Keepers group, a group who happens to contact/kidnap Gemma. They can’t understand why Anthony wants her so much but something else that intrigues them is that she has an Orb – one that turns
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Bella Reads and Reviews
This third book in The Mentalist Series does a nice job of wrapping up the story while leaving enough undone to suggest more books in the series. Unlike the first two books, this one has two narrators--Gemma and Russ--and they alternate telling the story. After two books of just Gemma, this took some getting used to. I enjoyed her voice and not having to readjust between two different people. However, this format gave the author opportunity to build tension and give two points of view on what wa ...more
Jennifer Leigh
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Keepers is the longest of The Mentalist trilogy and I could tell has the most depth. The story continues to follow Gemma, Russ, her dad, and Laura as alliances are made and everyone is scrambling to get Gemma on their side. This book uses a dual POV between Gemma and Russ. I like the way that we are able to get both sides of the story from them. The thing with the story being longer is that
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Destiny Bridwell
I received a copy of this for a fair and honest review. I thought the first two books were amazing how is that is could get better. I got to see a side in this one that was not in the two before. That is part come from Russ's POV. He is doing all he can after being thrust in this new world of thinking. I was pleased with how much Gemma has grown and learned to be more comfortable in her own skin. There is a mix of only and new enemies in this one. That includes the Keepers that seem to know all ...more
Darinda
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
The third book in The Mentalist series by Kenechi Udogu. Gemma and friends are faced with new challenges and have to question who they can trust. This book wraps the series up nicely, and adds even more to the world of the Mentalists.

Keepers is a little different than the first two books because it uses alternating points of view. It was great to get not only Gemma's POV, but Russ's viewpoint in this last book. Also, this book is a little longer than the others, and it allowed for a little more
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Joanne Sim
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Original review can be found on my blog here.

I would like to, firstly, thank the author, Kenechi Udogu, once again for giving me the chance to review her amazing series. The review for Keepers is the final novel in the series and if you have yet to read my review for the first 2 novels, you can read Aversion, 1st novel in the series, here and Sentient, 2nd novel in the series, here. 😀

Wow, this final novel to the series ended with a bang! It certainly has been enjoyable reading Keepers. It is rea
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Kenechi lives in London and enjoys writing fantasy/paranormal fiction and short stories (some of which she posts on her blog). She also hates the cold and hopes to one day figure out how to hibernate in winter.

Other books in the series

The Mentalist Series (5 books)
  • Broken Ties: Prequel (The Mentalist Series)
  • Aversion (The Mentalist Series, #1)
  • Sentient (The Mentalist Series, #2)
  • The Mentalist Series Box Set (The Mentalist Series, #0.5-3)